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State v. Dana Eaglefeathers, 2009 WI App 2, PFR filed 1/9/09 For Eaglefeathers: Patricia A. Fitzgerald Issue/Holding: Violation of the same condition in a single bond applicable to two different cases (failure to appear at both preliminary hearings scheduled for the same time and court) supports multiple bail jumping charges: ¶8        The parties do not dispute that… Read More

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State v. Charles Chvala, 2004 WI App 53, affirmed, 2005 WI 30 For Chvala: James A. Olson, et. al,  Lawton & Cates Holdings: Section 946.12(3), which proscribes exercising a discretionary power inconsistent with the duties of the defendant’s office (in this instance, a state legislator) is not vague. Though those “duties” aren’t identified in any… Read More

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State v. Matthew C. Janssen, 219 Wis.2d 362, 580 N.W.2d 260 (1998), affirming 213 Wis. 2d 471, 570 N.W.2d 746 (Ct. App. 1997) For Janssen: Eugene A. Bartman, Brian G. Figy, SPD, Appleton Trial Issue: Whether the flag desecration statute is constitutional. Holding: The flag desecration statute, sec. 946.05, violates first amendment overbreadth principles, and can’t be… Read More

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